|Oval-Teen - Don't Think for a Minute [MMM014] - Oval-Teen|
In the year 1999, Bradley Davis brought his 4-track over to the house of Five Seventeen and plugged it in to his computer. Armed with two boxes of unlabelled 4-track cassettes, Brad and Five began to play each tape one-by-one and began labelling. It was a long process as the nights progressed into weeks, then months. The goal was to create a CDR of unreleased or out of print tracks from cassettes and release it on My Mean Magpie...
|Oval-Teen - Kissing Ghosts [MMM023] - Oval-Teen|
Early in 2001 a double CD was compiled containing all the best cassette, and limited release tracks from Yorkville, Ils Oval-teen. All tracks were remixed from the original 4-track and 8-track cassettes and carefully edited as "Yorkville, IL." After the final tracks were sent to Bi-Fi records, a third "ghost disc" collecting 10 tracks that didnt make it (or werent found) was completed. Not to worry Indiepages.com says, "Oval-Teen's leftovers are still pure gold," and Splendid E-zine says "It see...
|5MP - 5MP is Dead 1995-2000 [MMM015] - 5MP|
Originally released as a gift for the Christmas of 2000, this recording was issued on a buisiness card sized CDR. 5MP was the side project of Five Seventeen who was involved experimenting with sounds outside of the more traditional Toys for Elliot and prior to his involvement with Georgia. This release was his last use of the name 5MP Â excepting a cover version of "Teenbeat Theme" for the Amateurs on Plastic compilation (see MMM016) under the name The Remains of 5MP Â before Five Seventeen's ...
Keywords: Indie-Pop; indie-pop; Experimental
|5MP - The Remains of 5MP [MMM017] - 5MP|
ARCHIVAL RELEASE. For recent recordings, check out these other My Mean Magpie Releases. Originally issued in 1997 as the Sissy Factor Cassette (MMM005), this release was re-mastered with five bonus tracks for re-issue in 1997 on CDR. 5MP, was the side project of Five Seventeen who was involved experimenting with sounds outside of the more traditional Toys for Elliot and prior to his involvement with Georgia...
Keywords: Indie-Pop; Noise
|Georgia - Georgia+ [MMM030] - My Mean Magpie Recordings|
The first cassette from Toronto-based duo Georgia. Sounds like a half-assed His Name Is Alive or Secret Stars. Oh Yeah.
Keywords: indie pop; lo-fi
|Various Artists - Amateurs On Plastic: A Tribute to Teenbeat Records [MMM016/ULL010] - My Mean Magpie Recordings|
It was 1985 when a small cassette label began in the classrooms of Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. As of March 2002, TeenBeat's discography had grown to include over 300 items, including 7" records, CDs, posters, t-shirts and unavailable items and events as diverse and absurd as bricks, houses, injuries, and a Zenith Solid State Stereo. On June 7th 1998, the TeenBeat Mailing List wa started has grown to its modest, but faithful, membership over just over 200 members...
Keywords: Various Artists; Indie-Pop
Downloads: 87,700 (2 reviews)
|The 25¢ Soul Project: Volume One [mmm007]|
The 25¢ Soul Project. Originally called "I Soul My Soul for a Quarter and Now I Want It Back", the Project was a labour of lumbago for the duo Georgia. The idea was to take others half-finished 4-track songs, add a few tracks of our own, mix it and package it up. Posting messages to message boards, and including small flyers with our mail, the first submission (from Caught in Fluz 'zinester Mike Applestein) rolled in somewhere in January of 1998 and the rest slowly trickled in...
Keywords: Indie-Pop, experimental
|Lake Holiday - Send Off the Summer EP [MMM019A] - Lake Holiday|
Containing two of the first songs brought to the band by ex-Oval-Teen frontman Bradley Davis, this EP signaled an entirely different direction for ex-Oval-Teen frontman Brad Davis who was letting a few of his softer and twang-ier influences show through while also moving away from the 4-track aesthetic. This EP is the first in the as yet unfinished "Summer EPs" series. The second EP is available here...
Keywords: Pop; dream pop; Indie-Pop
Downloads: 4,100 (1 review)
|M***** - S********* [MAG001] - M*****|
For recent recordings, check out these other My Mean Magpie Releases. The first release that carried the "Magpie" imprint. Deleted at the request of the artist.
Keywords: Indie; Lo-Fi; grrrl; Indie-Pop
|The Tidbits - Of Geldwen: Tenth Anniversary Edition [MMM026] - The Tidbits|
The Tidbits were made up of the brother and sister duo of Nancy and James Ogilvie. Hailing from the small town of Erin, Ontario. In 1993, they began making music together and playing shows as the Tidbits of Geldwen, taking their name from a building company logo which adorned a trucker-cap worn by James at each of their shows. In 1994, the duo self-released their first and only cassette: a six-song demo recorded with Rob McLean at the University of Guelph...
Keywords: Lo-Fi; Singer-Songwriter; Indie-Pop
Downloads: 5,392 (2 reviews)
|Toys for Elliot - The National Tapes [MMM018] - Toys for Elliot|
ARCHIVAL RELEASE. For recent recordings, check out these other My Mean Magpie Releases. About Toys for Elliot: The Toys for Elliot cassette was the very first release issued on My Mean Magpie (then called My Mean Mustard) with six songs in May of 1995. Consisting of Kymberly Drake and Five Seventeen, Kym was an accomplished self-taught pianist and Five was still figuring his way around a fretboard...
Keywords: Pop-Folk; Singer-Songwriter; Indie-Pop; Folk
Downloads: 37,103 (2 reviews)
|Various Artists - Peeler: for Right or Left-Handed Use [MMM020] - My Mean Magpie Recordings|
ARCHIVAL RELEASE. For recent recordings, check out these other My Mean Magpie Releases. A compilation of artists from the My Mean Magpie label and associated friends with unusual liner notes by the mysterious Mista GO-rilla. Eight exclusive songs, three exclusive mixes and six songs from the My Mean Magpie catalogue from such artists as Jack Breakfast, Oval-Teen, Wendal, The Linger Effect and many more...
Keywords: Pop; Various Artists; Indie-Pop; Lo-Fi
|Georgia - Nothing New [MMM013] - Georgia|
This CD compiles the original Nothing New release from Toronto duo Georgia issued in 2000 and adds 4 tracks (2 previously unreleased). From the lesser-known Sesame Street cover, "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon" (originally performed by Ernie) to the ethereal "Highway Soul (Miracle Mix)" the album brings in outside talents of Wendal's Jef McLarnon and Oval-Teen's Brad Davis to reach levels far beyond their scrappy debut cassette released three years prior...
Keywords: lo-fi amateur pop; indie-pop
Downloads: 19,362 (2 reviews)
|Toys for Elliot - Toys for Elliot [MMM001] - Toys for Elliot|
ARCHIVAL RELEASE. For recent recordings, check out these other My Mean Magpie Releases. This recording, and artwork has been placed online for archival purposes only. All songs appeared with different (and slightly better) mixes on Toys for Elliot's The National Tapes (MMM018). Please download The National Tapes prior to downloading this.
Keywords: lo-fi amateur pop; indie-pop
Downloads: 3,720 (1 review)